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California assemblage art oral history transcript, 1989 : Gordon Wagner (1989)

Author: Wagner, Gordon, 1915- interviewee; Smith, Richard Cándida, interviewer; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program
Volume: 2
Subject: Wagner, Gordon, 1915-; Breton, André, 1896-1966; Chamberlain, Norman S; Ernst, Max, 1891-1976; Hopps, Walter; Hougland, Willard; Kienholz, Edward, 1927-1994; Magritte, René, 1898-1967; Miller, Henry, 1891-1980; Monongye, David; Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956; Secunda, Arthur; Angels Gate Cultural Center; Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.); Ferus Gallery; Artists; Engineers; Assemblage (Art); Abstract expressionism
Publisher: [Los Angeles] : Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles
Possible copyright status: In copyright. Digitized with permission of the Regents of the University of California.
Language: English
Call number: SRLF_UCLAYRLSC:LAGE-3467160
Digitizing sponsor: Internet Archive
Book contributor: University of California Libraries
Collection: oralhist; yrlsc; cdl; americana
Notes: irregular pagination
Scanfactors: 9

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Transcript of a 17.75-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program

Wagner discusses his art career and talks about artists and gallery directors with whom he has worked. The interview focuses on the evolution of the California assemblage art movement

The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Gordon Wagner was born on April 13, 1915 in Redondo Beach, Calif., attended UCLA and received a BA in Engineering from UC Berkeley. Beyond college, he studied a year at Chouinard Art Institute and privately with Norman S. Chamberlain. He worked as a tool and die maker (1934-42) and a tool design engineer (1942-58), but after 1958 he devoted his time fully to being a professional artist and teacher. He has been represented in major galleries since the 1930s. He started teaching in 1956 and kept it up until 1987. In addition to his artwork, he has 3 books and 2 films to his credit

Volume includes index

The UCLA Oral History Program : catalog of the collection / compiled by Vimala Jayanti. 2nd ed. (Los Angeles : Oral History Program, Department of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles, 1992) is available in the UCLA Dept. of Special Collections

Forms part of: Oral History collection, Dept. of Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Los Angeles

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